"As an executive for a Fortune 500 company, I believe that my family's quality of life should not be severely impacted by my considerable work and travel. My third child was born 10 years ago as my career was accelerating, so the decision to hire a qualified nanny was critical. I was fortunate in contacting A Nanny for U, and since that time have been able to fully count on them for many of their services. Over the years, we have depended on A Nanny for U's expertise and experience to negotiate fair contracts and importantly, to provide counsel to make the right choices for us and our nannies. These full time professional nannies have stayed with my family longer term - all have also been able to assist us as household managers. In addition, we have on many occasions used A Nanny for U to provide temporary caregivers for weekends when we are unexpectedly delayed with travel or work. The conscientiousness that these nannies and caregivers provide, coupled by their becoming part of our family, has resulted in our asking them to stay on for multiple years. We are proud of our extended family - we have remained good friends with those who have left to pursue other careers. With their excellent services, A Nanny for U provides an assurance of the best care and support needed for our busy and rewarding lives."
~ Melissa, Woodinville
"A Nanny For U has consistently provided high quality service and follow through. It's reassuring to know that we can go to them with all of our concerns...never feeling like any question is too big or too small. We wouldn't think of using any other service in Seattle!"
~ Heidi, Wallingford
"My husband and I are so grateful for how you guys help us when we need you. We mainly use A Nanny for U for date nights, but occasionally need help for a day that we have overlapping work schedules, etc. Of the 7-8 nannies that you have sent us (several of them have come multiple times) we have been impressed with each one. They are confident, competent, fun-loving, they easily communicate and are creative in how they spend time with our kids. One of your nannies (Michelle) now works full time for a friend of ours and when we can get her for an evening, we really feel lucky... she is a total gem. I'd also like to say that the support staff is very responsive, friendly and diligent in their pursuit of meeting even some of our last minute needs. We never hesitate to give a referral for your service to any of our friends who could be helped by it. My husband and I purposely work part time so we can be home with our children, but when we need time together or a little help navigating our schedules, it feels so good to know our kids are in excellent hands. Thanks so much!"
~ Julie and Brian, Madison Park
"My husband and I both work full-time, and over the past two years we have frequently called on A Nanny For U to find us help when our long-term childcare plans have fallen through. Without exception, the temporary nannies have been personable and competent, and well liked by our children. A Nanny For U has almost always been able to meet our needs with only one day's notice, and they have made every effort to provide continuity. I would highly recommend this service for providing peace of mind that there is a great backup for those unexpected days without childcare."
~ Lara, West Seattle
"When we came to A Nanny For U we were in nothing short of a bind! Time was of the essence to find a confident, mature, energetic nanny that we could trust to care for our 3 year old and 3 month old baby. My experience working with other well-known agencies in the area was very frustrating, wasting my time by sending me lots of candidates who didn't fit my needs and requirements. A Nanny For U took the time to really discuss my needs and provided valuable feedback. They were prompt and responsive, sending me a candidate the very next day! When we met the first candidate, we knew that she was a perfect fit. Throughout the entire process, they were prompt and professional and even took the time to come to my home. I would highly recommend them to any of my friends in need!"
~ Jennifer, Mercer Island
"I love having this service as a back-up. Everyone they've sent has been great. I am able to leave relaxed and at ease with the situation which allows me to fully focus and enjoy the activity which I am going. My kids, ages 2 and 4 do not cry when I leave. They love having a nanny and look forward to having the same one again or are excited to meet the new one. They have not ever said anything negative about any of the nannies sent to me by A Nanny for U. Everyone I've met has been kind and upbeat. My kids are always in a good mood when I come home and have positive things to say about their little break from mom and dad.
I have not established a strong babysitting network, people are often busy or just don't show up when I'm dressed and ready to go. This has never happened with A Nanny for U. I can count on them.
I can honestly say this service has improved my motherhood experience tremendously. One nanny "Linnea" even got my child to take a bottle which meant I could go skiing and be myself again. I will never forget this. She has helped me more than she knows."
~ Pam, Bellevue
"As a mother of 4 children, it is crucial for me to find an agency that I can rely on to meet my ever-changing household needs. When I first started my relationship with A Nanny For U, it was with the intention to hire a nanny for my children, all under the age of 5! Little did I know I would be using them to successfully place a variety of household helpers, from nannies and mothers' helpers to housekeepers. They have been consistent in their personal attention and guidance in these important decisions. Not only have they made an effort to get to know the needs of my family personally, they are always there if I have questions or concerns . I know that I can rely on A Nanny For U to find superb household staff whenever I am in need."
~ Judy, Mercer Island
"After suddenly losing our prior nanny, I tried a different agency to try to find a permanent nanny. I received absolutely no direction from that service about the nature of the market, how to attract the right nanny for our family, or how to approach the interview process. After interviewing a few candidates but finding they had accepted offers with other families before we could get back to them, I asked the agency for some guidance. Their response was to suggest that I should offering higher pay to expand my range of candidates. We were already at the upper limits of our budget and could not afford to pay more!
Completely frustrated and ready to quit my job, I decided to try a different service, and found A Nanny For U. My experience was completely different, and much more pleasant and effective. The consultants took the time to really get to know our family and needs, gave us guidance as to how quickly we needed to act, and had wonderful suggestions for the interview process that helped us find the right candidate. And they worked quickly! I wasted three weeks with the prior service, but within 24 hours of calling A Nanny For U, they helped us arrange interviews with two different (and fabulous) candidates, and within one week we had signed a contract with the one we felt would work best with our family. I really felt that the folks at A Nanny For U were advocating for both the families and the nannies, which made me feel very at ease with the whole process. We have also used the temporary placements from A Nanny For U when our regular nanny or our other babysitters were unavailable for evening or weekend work. It helps to know that we have a "backup" plan when we really need it!"
~ Catherine, Magnolia
"It is with great enthusiasm that I highly recommend the services of A Nanny For U. Their team assisted our family in finding a post partum doula as well as a permanent nanny. We were and are incredibly pleased with both! Unbeknownst to me at the time, the doula role and the nanny perform two very different functions. Rebecca interviewed me thoroughly to help discover my needs and style and supplied the perfect candidates. The post partum doula was an invaluable resource for the family just after the baby was born. The nanny we have is tremendous and now like a member of our family. Rebecca not only found the perfect fit for our home in both cases but helped to structure the contract/agreement so that it was beneficial for both parties. A Nanny For U has proven to be an excellent resource from pre-pregnancy and beyond!"
~ Jeannie, Medina
"A Nanny for U's greatest value to us was providing time and peace of mind -- two precious commodities for parents. When she does her job best, it feels like she has not done much at all. On the two occasions in 6 years when we have sought her help, she efficiently provided us with very qualified nannies to interview so that we could make our decisions quickly, be excited about our selection, and get back to spending time with our families."
~ Lawton, Mercer Island